The Los Angeles County Fire Museum
9834 Flora Vista Street
Bellflower, CA 90706
Brought to you by the
County of Los Angeles Fire Museum Association
Finally we have a facility to showcase some of the 60 antique fire engines from our diverse collection. Our Bellflower location serves as a temporary showroom as we work towards a permanent home. The museum is pen periodically (check our calendar) and during special events throughout the year. Come and enjoy exploring fire engines from the 1860's through just retired apparatus. Included in this collection are fire engines pulled to fires by men, six horse drawn steam fire engines, Los Angeles County Fire Department equipment dating back to the 1920's, the "Disneyland" fire engine, Model T fire engines, and 1950's fire engines. The County of Los Angeles Fire Museum is the ONLY place to come and see the world famous Engine and Squad 51 from the hit 1970's television series "Emergency."
We are not just another fire museum. Yes, we have many antique fire engines 60 in fact. Yes, we have antique firefighting equipment, photos, uniforms, and Paramedic equipment. And, yes we are dedicated to the history of the fire service. Instead of highlighting our differece it may be better to simply state what we wish to accomplish.
Our goal is to tell the history of the American Fire Service in general terms, while emphasizing the County of Los Angeles Fire Department's contributions to that history. We are an organization with 3000 dues paying members dedicated to creating a new and exciting facility in which to showcase our collection while providing entertainment and education to our visitors.
To learn more about the Museum, read some of the media coverage that has been presented about the Museum.
Our board consists of seven dedicated and highly motivated people all of whom have been involved for at least ten years. We currently manage four locations, care for 60 fire engines, thousands of historic images and papers, dozens of antique uniforms and helmets, and many other artifacts.
JUNE 7, 2013
June 7th, 2013 was a very sad day for our museum. Our friend, long time board member, and treasurer passed away after a short term illness. Ken had been our treasurer for about twenty years! He was a veteran of the US Navy serving on a Destroyer and a Carrier. Following his service in the Navy, Ken joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department and was most recently enjoying his much deserved retirement. Retirement means different things to different people. Ken dedicated much of his time to our Museum, The Elks and his church. In retirement Ken found himself even more busy than before retirement! Ken was a fine man, a good man, and we we miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken's wife Chris, and his family.
Thank you Ken for all your years of dedication to our Museum and for your friendship!
Three Board Members- On Duty